I am Showing Off my Garden


 

With the help of my daughter in law, I spent the day in the garden and I am going to share some of the fruits of our labor.  I hope you will enjoy the pictures. The rose that is blooming is new to the garden and just planted today. I have photographed it in several types of light and all I can say is the color doesn’t come out right. It is a terracotta color. The pictures don’t do it justice while the colors for everything…absolutely everything else are true. I am one tired blogger.

 

 

 

Verbena photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Verbena photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

 

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Terracotta rose. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Terracotta rose. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

 

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Smoke bush and non stop begonias. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Smoke bush and non stop begonias. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

 

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

 

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Dwarf Irises. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Dwarf Irises. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

 

Terracotta rose. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Terracotta rose. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

 

 

 

The fragrance of Peonies. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

The fragrance of Peonies. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

A Pot of Daisies.

A Pot of Daisies. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2014

Something to think about … who are you walking with?


It Is What It Is

~~June 5, 2014~~ 

Tell me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are.

Show me who surrounds you and I will see a reflection of you.

These are extensions of your soul.

The dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the doers.

Those who have their heads in the clouds

Yet their feet are firmly planted in the ground.

They will help you grow, improve and achieve.

They will help you reach your goals

Your achievements are their own.

Selflessly holding you up, giving of themselves

without expecting anything in return.

Be a wild child!

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Wilferd Arlan Peterson (1900–95) was an American author who wrote for This Week magazine (a national Sunday supplement in newspapers) for many years. For twenty-five years, he wrote a monthly column for Science of Mind magazine. He published nine books starting in 1949 with The Art of Getting Along: Inspiration for Triumphant…

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Writing Journal Entry, 35


What a wonderful explanation of your process. I am older than you. There were my first band. I fell in love with their music. The first time I saw them, I was not going to be one of those screaming girls. No, not me. It wasn’t dignified. Well, I did scream and cried. And looked around and couldn’t tell myself from the others. I love them now as I did then. The girl and the older woman. It wasn’t just them…The Beatles, it was their music. Their music and a generation of teens. It was kismet. If you wouldn’t mind, please reblog the poem. Hugs, Barbara

China Blocks Google for 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square


Stories by Williams

tiananmen-square-1989-tankIn preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre (aka. the June 4th Incident), Chinese authorities decided to begin blocking Google. It’s believed that the blockade is tied to this week’s 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre where the People’s Liberation Army cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrators. Each year, the Chinese government censors the web in an effort to limit protests against the thwarted uprising.

Aside from Google, several internet services were blocked or censored in advance, including social networks and other web communication tools. Though the Chinese government has not yet confirmed this, countless Chinese users have discovered Google’s services to be inaccessible since the last week of May. In addition, a report from GreatFire.org claimed that the government appeared to have begun targeting Google Inc’s main search engine and Gmail since at least the last week of May, making them inaccessible to many…

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Words To Live By


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Mike Baird for providing the source photo.

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We all can dance when we find music we love.

The more you give away the more happy you become

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Being kind is never wasted.

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do

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If..


A Shade Of Pen

If only you could see yourself the way I see you, you would know the kind of beauty you hold. If only you knew how much I bleed when I see you in pain, you would cry too. If only you knew how many times I question if my reality is not a dream, you would know how much you mean to me. If only you knew how much I wish you could take things the way they come and not care of what lies in store, you too would perhaps..

But, life is more than a wish granting machine and regardless of all the wishes I make when I am unable to sleep, the bottom line remains that “IF” is the word that has destroyed too many lives, ended too many stories, killed too many dreams and broken too many hearts.

I do not know where we are headed but the…

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